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Rehearing Sought In Umbrella Policy Case (access required)

Despite admittedly long odds, two lawyers are asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to reconsider its denial of insurance coverage to a spouse injured in an automobile accident. The injured husband sought damages from his wife, whose negligence led to ...

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Top ?Young Lawyer' Gives Back To Community (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—For most young big-firm associates, the dual demands of the years-long effort to make partner while raising a family are plenty; few can carve out large chunks of time to pursue demanding volunteer work. Richard H. Ottinger, however, has ...

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Corporate Scandals Keep Comey Busy (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—With corporate scandals continuing to make headlines, James B. Comey Jr. is keenly aware of the public demand for a crackdown on white-collar criminals. As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Comey and the 50 white-collar ...

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Arlington's Smith Gains G.P. Award (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—At a stage in life when most lawyers are looking back at their careers, Arlington lawyer Kenneth McFarlane Smith is looking ahead. With a busy practice, regular stints as a substitute judge and leadership positions in several charitable organizations, ...

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'Constructive Discharge' Claim Can Go Forward (access required)

Three women may maintain their constructive discharge claim against their former employer, a restaurant, a Virginia Beach circuit judge has ruled. The women contended that a co-worker at the restaurant behaved in “an extremely vulgar manner” on several occasions, subjecting ...

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Judge Attacked For Reducing Sentence (access required)

A Pittsylvania County police investigator has publicly questioned a circuit judge’s decision to sentence a convicted killer to life instead of following the jury’s recommended death sentence. On Feb. 6, 2003, a Chatham jury recommended that Roy Douglas Inge Jr. ...

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